26 January 2010

Pun of the morning

WSJ | Sara Murray | In Washington, a Lesson In Bureaucracy Comes in Every Bag: Tax on Paper, Plastic Sacks Puzzles Stores; Does Edible Body Frosting Count as Food?

The Washington, D.C., bag tax seemed simple enough: Beginning Jan. 1, grocery stores in the district would charge five cents a bag, plastic or paper. The goal was to cut down on waste and raise money to clean up the polluted Anacostia River.

But nearly a month into the program, it's turning out that government is having trouble legislating its way out of a plastic bag.

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